Deputy Secretary of Defense

ROGER MARTIN KYES, 46, vice president of General Motors Corporation.

Family & Early Years: Born at East Palestine, Ohio, the son of a lawyer-farmer. Graduated (cum laude] from Harvard in 1928. He married Helen Jacoby; they have four daughters.

Career: Began as an assistant to the president of the Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1928, moved on to become successively assistant to the vice president of the Black & Decker Manufacturing Co. (electric tools), vice president of the Empire Plow Co., president of Harry Ferguson, Inc. (tractors and farm implements). Charles Erwin Wilson, who will be his boss at Defense,...

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